Attention: This is the Open Call for the stage program, you can find the open call for the off-stage program here.
At the Hildesheim Wallungen, cultural creativity is presented in an open air and historical landscape. The festival plays on ramparts, churches, stages, lakes and paths and is setting unseen places into the spotlight. A varied program of music, theatre, literature, media, performance, installations and walk-acts invites visitors to discover the festival. Main organiser is the Interessengemeinschaft Kultur (IQ), a local network of art and culture professionals.
The 8th Hildesheimer Wallungen will take place from the 30th June to 2nd of July 2023. The presentation of the regional cultural scene is once again the main focus. Supraregional programs and artistic interventions enrich the long festival weekend. In addition, there will be a festival pre-week for the first time from the 26th to the 29th of June 2023, with various artistic interventions spread throughout the city. Furthermore, discourse and mediation formats will give the possibility to engage more intensively with the framework conditions of art and culture.
Another new feature is the international residency program in cooperation with PENGO Germany e.V.. Artists from East and West Africa are invited to work in Hildesheim in June 2023. Here, the exchange with the local cultural scene as well as the confrontation with the city and the district play an important role. Finally, the international guests and their art will become part of the festival weekend.
The program of the Hildesheimer Wallungen is divided into a stage program and an off-stage program, which is widely spread on the festival ground. The off-stage program takes place everywhere on the festival ground. It includes fixed stations and mobile activities, with a focus on installations, walkacts, light art, media and participatory activities. Various institutions, associations and initiatives can also present themselves as part of the program. Since 2019, it has been possible for hosts to design their own space on the festival grounds, with or without their own program.
The stage program takes place on several large and small open-air stages. So far, the focus has been on music, theater, cabaret, performance and literature. Since 2021, there has been a separate theater stage, which is managed by the Theaterhaus Hildesheim.
If you would like to apply for the stage program, this is the right place to do so.
You want to perform at the Hildesheimer Wallungen and have a program that is suitable for the stage, e.g. music, theatre, literature, a performance or a DJ set. We are looking for artistic contributions for our interdisciplinary stage program. It takes place on small and large open-air stages, but also in churches and museums. Part of this stage program will be concerts, theatre performances, readings, silent discos etc..